Ryan considers new rules to improve air quality in urban areas

Minister to tighten up regulations on peat and solid fuel burning in Ireland’s towns and cities

6th September, 2021
Ryan considers new rules to improve air quality in urban areas
Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, said that by taking simple steps ‘people can help to safeguard the health of those who are at particular risk of problems caused by air pollution’

Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, is considering new rules on the burning of turf in towns and cities to reduce the harm to air quality.

Ireland has been experiencing substantial peaks in winter air pollution in recent years, due to solid-fuel burning in homes. The issue is linked to 1,400 deaths in Ireland every year, and has been linked to increased acute heart and respiratory emergency events.

Ryan is going to tighten up the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

John Gibbons: How one tycoon’s mendacity has dragged us to the age of extinction

Peat briquettes to avoid first phase of smoky fuel regulations

TD wants ban on idling car engines close to schools

Ryan considers pushing renewable electricity target to 80 per cent by 2030